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Pedestrianism Redefined: Paving the Way to Smarter Cities

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Starling Technology reduces accidents by bringing dynamic real-time pedestrian safety to crossings and streets. Their technology, tested and verified at a crossing on East Road in Cambridge, uses cameras with AI to identify different types, numbers and behaviour of users so it can learn to predict when people will want to cross the road. Linked smart traffic signals could then automatically adjust, based on the amount of traffic and the number of pedestrians who want to cross at a particular location to keep people moving.

In this talk, Andrew Caleya Chetty, co-founder and CEO of Starling Technologies, and Dominik Zisch, Principal Software Engineer, will explain why changes are happening to our towns and cities and how they use AI and Machine Learning to safeguard pedestrians and cyclists to create a more efficient traffic flow. At the same time, Starling’s interventions will reduce the impact of pollution and lay the groundwork for the harmonious integration of autonomous vehicles. Andrew Caleya Chetty is director and partner at Starling Technologies, and over the years, he has founded many cultural, technology and entertainment initiatives for interactive, participatory physical spaces. With two decades of experience in technology deployment and product creation, in particular, working with cities throughout the world, his expertise spans everything from developing robust financial models for cutting-edge technology propositions to managing logistics and production for complex urban technology deployments.

Dominik is Principal Software Engineer at Starling Technologies. He’s a key figure, drawing on extensive knowledge in diverse fields, including architectural technology and theoretical physics to advance software engineering. At UCL , he educates future innovators on the MArch Design for Performance and Interaction course, fostering a learning environment rich in technological advancement. Dominik has a particular interest in distributed systems and AI/ML technologies, seeking new ways to harness their capabilities.

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